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Private Half-Day Boat Excursion: Capri Island from Positano
"The skipper will pick you up in the morning from the Positano pier then head north toward the island of Capri. Cruise along the breathtaking coastline enjoying the views and the Mediterranean sunshine. First stop will be Li Galli Islands where the legendary Ulysses heard the song of the sirens in Homer's ""The Odyssey"". Stop for a swim around these private islands and underwater nature reserve or simply enjoy the splendor of the three private luxury villas perched high above on the rocks. Continue on crossing the Bay of Naples and over to the island of Capri. Don't miss a front row view of the active volcano
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"Pompeii
Pompeii - Vesuvius 'n wine"Following a morning pickup from Sorrento or Naples travel by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient city of Pompeii — widely considered among Italy’s most important historic sites. Along the way listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s past and gain insight into the deadly volcanic eruption of 79 A.D.On arrival in Pompeii explore the site and learn of life there during the Roman era. See key sites of interest and hear how the bustling streets were silenced by the heavy downpour of ash and molten rock. Next head onward to Mt Vesuvius and hike to the crater for panoramic views over Naples and its beautiful bay. Follow rugged trails around the crater’s edge and marvel at the spectacular volcanic scenery you find. Visit a local winery and explore the v
From EUR120.00
 
Private Excursion to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
"Departure in the morning by private and comfortable car for a tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius with an English speaking driver. The city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and forgotten for hundreds of years under layer of as this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy. It is a journey in to the past. You will discover through a walk among the excavations the moments that preceded the tragic explosion. You can experience the life in ancient times public and above all private. The most surprising aspect is in fact the high number of homes and villas in which the bottles glassware furnishings
From EUR250.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Sorrento

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Sorrento Mini City Trains

the Mini City Trains are found along the popular tourist destinations all around Europe and here in Sorrento is no exception. You can ride the Sorrento City Train which are parked along Piazza Tasso...
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Get Over to Capri

Sitting just a few minutes off the coast of Sorrento, Capri beckons as a special place that has been enjoyed since before the Roman civilization. Sorrento happens to be the place where you can access...
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Punta del Capo

Most of Sorrento's city beaches are small and just piers extending into the water. West of the city is one of the best beaches of Sorrento: Punta del Capo. It can be reached from Sorrento by following...
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Find a Roman Villa

We wandered down the cliff path from the lookout by the church of St Francis to the seafront, which was totally deserted. We walked over and under the boardwalks to the left as far as we could go and...
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Glimpses of the past....

Although Sorrento is largely a more modern town, you can find glimpses of its older roots. Walk its narrow alleyways (which mainly lie between Corso Italia and Via Vettorio Veneto and are, in the...
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A little bit of ancient history........

There is no doubt that Sorrento is an ancient settlement, existing long before the Romans turned it into a seaside-holiday venue, but there is little of this visible today. However, if you turn left...
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Chiesa di Sant'Anna

A lovely little church tucked away in the middle of Marina Grande, the old fishing port of Sorrento.Originally built by the fishermen of the San Giovanni in Fontibus Brotherhood, it was first...
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St Francis

I think it would be easy to wander past this rather good sculpture of St Francis, even if you are visiting the nearby ancient cloisters (recommended) and/or the Chiesa di San Francesco.He stands...
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Take a Walk Over the Top

We decided that, armed with instructions from a book from home, we would walk to Massa Lubrense from Sorrento. Its about 4k but is nowhere level, it goes up and up then down and down!The instructions...
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Whale bone...........

As you go into the Basilica de S. Antonino (the patron saint of Sorrento) look up and to your right. There, high on the portico wall, is a whale bone. Why? Because, amongst other miracles, S. Antonino...
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More recycled Roman bits........

As well as some in the base of the Medieval bell-tower, you can find some re-used bits of Roman (or, possibly, pre-Roman) masonry in the cloisters of St Francis.This is a lovely little place anyway,...
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Recycled Roman bits.........

There's nothing much to see of Roman Sorrento, even though it was a very popular holiday destination for the rich. Although they built their own villas (of course), many were destroyed in the...
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Shrines

This tip is not so much about “Off the beaten path” as above it! Everywhere we went in Sorrento we saw these beautifully looked-after shrines on the walls, with fresh flowers and often little votive...
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Hiking the hills of the Amalfi Coast

Some of my most memorable vacation moments were hiking the hills of the Amalfi Coast. By all means, take the bus from Capri up to Anacapri - a fantastic experience - but take the less travelled back...
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Top Hotels in Sorrento

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Via Fuorimura 7, Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Via Nuovo Rione Cappuccini 7, Sant'Agnello, Campania, 80065, Italy
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Piazza della Vittoria 5, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Via Rubinacci, 1, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Via Capo No. 33, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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34 Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Sorrento

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Day Trip to Capri

part two of my tips with more pictures Sorrento, Together with Naples, is the main stepping point for a day tour or two of the fabulous Island of Capri, termed the Luxe Resort Island and the...
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Piazza Tasso

part two of my tips with more pictures around the Piazza Piazza Tasso is the main Square of the bustling resort town of Sorrento. It was named after the famous Italian Rennaisance Poet, Torquato...
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Beaches

Like in nearby San't Agnello and Piano Di Sorrento and Meta and Vico Equense, San't Agnello has many private beaches which are owned by the luxe villas and hotels located along the cliffsides and...
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Marina Grande

A short walk from Corso Italia, there is a path of viewing the marina. We have an excellent views over here. Standing on top you'll see everything down there, the fishermen colorful houses overlooking...
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Day Trip to Pompei

part two of my tips with more pictures The ancient ruins of Pompeii, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, needs no introduction as most people around the world know what happened when the famous...
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Day Trip to Herculaneum

Pompeii was the most fantastic thing i had seen untill i went to herculanium. It is simply amazing (and thankfully a lot smaller than Pompeii). It is very easy to get to from sorrento. Just get the...
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"Sorrento - Pearl of the Amalfi Coast"
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